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Subtitled A Film About London, this drama is a quintessential experimental counter-culture film of the late 1960s that centers on the questions raised by the Vietnam war. Renowned Shakespearean theater director [[Performer~P83136~Peter Brook~peterbrook]] serves as producer and director. It includes many members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, such as London actors [[Performer~P36179~Mark Jones~maryjones]], Robert Lloyd, and [[Performer~P210298~Pauline Munro~paulinemunroe]], who essentially play themselves. They become obsessed with a photograph of a wounded Vietnamese child and begin discussing the war with their friends and fellow actors. They attend a series of lectures and teach-ins, discussing the issues of the day with a number of activists, including the American Black Panther leader [[Performer~P128909~Stokely Carmichael~stokelycarmichael]]. The discussions are combined with newsreel footage in a bizarre collage of images. Moved to do something, the group of actors puts on a series of skits about the war. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi